Get In The Water!
Welcome to day 2 of the Possibilities Unlimited challenge, powered by support from Humana.
There’s something refreshing about being in water, especially on a hot summer day. If you have access to a lake, pool, or other body of water — put on your swimsuit and hop in.
According to the CDC, currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through recreational water. However, it is important to limit close contact with people outside of your home when visiting public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds, as well as natural bodies of water—like beaches and lakes— and please wear your masks safely whenever possible to slow the spread of COVID-19.
There are so many water activities that are not only fun, they’re good exercise, too. Swimming itself is a low-impact workout that’s easy on the joints and muscles. Or you can consider trying:
- Stand-up paddle boarding
If any of this sounds intimidating — good! You’re in this to unlock new possibilities and going beyond your comfort zone is part of the process. Remember: Change is OK.
Need ideas for exercising in a pool? Combine these 8 options for a full-body workout. Learn more on how to stay COVID-safe while participating in water activities here.
What water activity will you try? Let us know here or better yet, show us! Post a photo on Twitter or Instagram (remember to tag us with #healthynurse and @HealthyNurseUSA). You can also post one in our private Facebook group.
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I love the bonus ideas for working out in the pool! Lately when I swim at my parents house, I try to spend some time just treading water in the deep end and spreading my arms and bringing them back together. It gets tiring quick!